Lake Bistineau State Park

  • Lake Bistineau State Park
  • Lake Bistineau State Park

Lake Bistineau State Park

  • Location: 103 State Park Road, Doyline, LA 71023

Project Planning

OVERVIEW:

Parish: Webster; population: 40,333

Acreage: 903

Established: 1946

AMENITIES:

Overnight: 7 cabins, 61 campsites, 1 lodge, 1 group camp

Features: boat launch, fishing pier, disc golf, picnic area/pavilions, playground.

Tourism Region (Marketing): Crossroads

Hours of Operation: Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat; Gates: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat

VISITATION:

FY 2019: 29,714

FY 2018: 27,094

FY 2017: 23,075

Cabin Occupancy (7 cabins): 3.37% weekday | 54.45% weekend

Campsite Nights Occupied: 2,796

In-state Visitation: 73%    Out of State Visitation: 27%

Revenue/Expenditures:

Revenue by Facility

Day Use - $12,411.00

Premium & Improved Campsites - $71,719.98

Tent Campsites - $878.17

Cabins - $73,911.86

Lodges - $13,660.83

Group Camps - $82,056.10

Pavilions - $2,574.14

Meeting Rooms -

OTHER Revenue sources:

Keltec LLC-Coin Operated Washers/Dryers - Annual Lease: $4500

POTENTIAL PROJECTS:

  • Whole park concession

  • Lodging expansion

  • Timeshare

  • Rock climbing

  • Restaurant

  • Concession stand/park stor

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:

  • Constant lake drawdowns, to combat giant salvinia

  • Aging infrastructure

  • 137 acre reversion clause

  • LWCF for non-outdoor recreational uses

OTHER:

  • LWCF Protected Site

  • Lake created in the 1800s, due to a log jam on the Red River